5 Digital Recruitment Tools for Employers

5 Digital Recruitment Tools for Employers

Digital tools have made the recruitment process easier and allowed employers to gather more in-depth data about potential employees. Most companies use some means of digital tools for recruitment, such as online jobs postings, identifying candidates via LinkedIn or carrying out video interviews via Skype. Digital tools can help employers lower the cost of recruitment, make the process more efficient and increase flexibility. Here are 5 digital recruitment tools for employers.

1. Jobs Boards

Jobs boards are vital to the recruiting process because direct applicants constitute almost 50% of all new hires. They have databases with thousands of CVs and are the biggest source for external hires in Europe. These sites are evolving constantly and adding new features such salary information, location filters and bookmarks for saved jobs to name a few.

2. Online Sourcing

This involves using social media and online professional networks to headhunt skilled individuals. Recruiters use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, BeKnown and Xing for sourcing talent. The search function tools on LinkedIn are advanced, allowing recruiters to gather data and identify potential candidates quickly. The information they need is all collated for examination including education, employment history and endorsements/recommendations from former colleagues and employers. They can then contact that individual directly using the paid inbox function.

3. Applicant Tracking Systems

An applicant tracking system is a piece of software that handles the recruitment system. It has the capability to sort through thousands of CVs and filter the best ones that fit the job description. An ATS picks up on keywords on a CV and determines which ones should be shortlisted.

It can help employers save time and help them to organize their electronic information. An ATS helps employers to keep track of candidates information throughout the recruitment process and allows them to communicate with applicants directly. Although mainly used by larger companies, there are applicant tracking systems available for smaller businesses. They often have multi-functions and can help keep track of information about their customers.

4. Testing and Assessment

More companies are using pre-hire assessment tools to test the knowledge, skills and abilities of candidates before the interview stage. In the IT sector, recruiters use tools like HackerRank to test the coding and technical capabilities of software engineers and coders. Additionally, The Athena Quotient (AQ) tool evaluates candidates judgement. The rationale being good judgment may indicate a candidate’s effectiveness at their job. Other tools like Saberr offer ways to assess cultural fit. These tools use data and analytics to decide if a candidate has similar values to the company and predicts if they are motivated to join the team.

Similarly, some of the larger multi-national companies use testing software such as Predictive Index (PI) to assess personality traits and cognitive ability to predict job performance.

 5. Video Interviewing

Today’s recruiting strategies are increasingly incorporating video technology to conduct remote interviews with candidates. ConveyIQ is a digital interview software that is used by companies such as Airbnb, NBC Universal and Deloitte. It includes features such as email, text messaging and interview scheduling. Options for on-demand or live digital interviewing functionality give candidates and recruiters more flexibility to schedule, complete and reviewing screening interviews. This allows the recruiter more time to conduct the interviews and achieve an overall higher response rate.

Alternatively, for smaller businesses, there are interview tools such as Spark Hire that offers more affordable solutions. Some of their clients include IKEA and Volkswagen. Additionally, Interviews on Skype launched in 2017, allowing recruiters to give instructions, interview candidates and provide feedback via the in-browser Skype call. There is also an in-browser code editor that allows candidates to run their results.

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